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    Welcome to Lizzie Harper’s Website!

    An experienced natural history and botanical illustrator, Lizzie’s work appears in books and magazines around the world, on postage stamps and mugs.

    She lives very happily in Hay on Wye, and works her garden studio surrounded by plants and birds.

    Lizzie Harper

    “ I am passionate about the natural world and love learning about the plants and animals I illustrate. ”

    Projects Showcase

    Bush tea or Quickstick Gliricidia sepium showing plant and a detail of one flower

    Finding out what I’m working on,

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    Work in progress - an illustration of Cornflowers for a seed packet design. Only the leaves and stems left to do now.

    Cornflower blue used to be a colour that defeated me, but a few years back I found Cobalt Blue plus Opera Rose works really well.

    I loved doing the Red-tailed bumblebee and rhink the orange against the blue is a great design decision by the client, Roselyn Seeds.

    #botanicalillustration #centaurea
    #cornflower #packaging #packaging design #commercialillustration #sciart #nature #meadow #wildflowers ##naturalhistoryillustration #botanicalart #Roselyn

    Time lapse film of a pencil illustration of a Pear tree.

    Illustration completed for labelling for @cabalvafarm, for their lovely sparkling Perry which is currently in development.

    #timelapse #graphite #pencil #illustration #packaging #pencilillustration ##botanicalillustration #botanicalart

    Very pleased to have my portfolio up on @theworkbookart and delighted to have their support. ...

    I`ve just published a new film on Youtube, me doing a real-time botanical illustration (in my sketchbook) of the Marigold Calendula officianalis.


    This reel shows the film speeded up so it takes 1min 30 secs not 1 hr 30 minutes. Go to YouTube for the long version with me painting and chatting in real time.

    I discuss the structure of the flower and florets, how to mix all those different shades of orange and yellow, the drawing process, and how I build up colour.

    Make a nice cup of tea, make yourself comfy and join me, if you fancy it (and have about an hour and a half to spare!)

    Sorry it`s been so long since the last one.

    #botanicalillustration #teachingvideo #marigold #paintingflowers #flowerart#paintinging #orangeflowers #calendula #stepbystep #stepbystepart #stepbysteppainting #stepbystepflowerpainting #watercolor #watercolours #nature #paintingnature

    Just finished this Red Deer stag, Cervus elaphus.

    Lots of layers of reds and golds and browns; then the darks picked out with a mix of brown, green, and purple.

    I love the breathing spaces I get between jobs, it gives me the chance to paint animals and plants which interest me or are missing from my online image library.

    For those of you who follow my blogs and films on finding a synthetic replacement for my sable Windsor and Newton series 7, I have to say I`m using the @princetonbrush Velvetouch ALL the time, size 2. It`s a thoroughly excellent alternative.

    #cervuselaphus #naturalhistoryillustration ##naturalscienceillustration #sciart #velvetouch


    “ “Botanical artist Lizzie Harper produces meticulous watercolours of flora and fauna in her celebrations of nature” ”

    Country Living Magazine

    Original Artwork Available to Buy

    “ Lizzie has consistently impressed me with her skill, professionalism and attention to detail ”

    Jenny Campbell, Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

    Links to Lizzie's Workshops, Exhibitions, Cards, and Prints

    Lizzie's latest Posts and Blogs

    Trees: Scots pine Pinus sylvestris

    Trees: Scots pine Pinus sylvestris

    Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris   Scots pine is one of a series of blogs I’m writing on common British trees.  You can also see blogs on the Elder, the Yew, the Ash, the Oak, the Holly, the Sycamore, the Rowan, the Hawthorn, the Birch, the Lime, and the Beech. The Scots pine is one of […] Read more
    Red Deer stag step by step

    Red Deer stag step by step

    It’s been a while since I did an animal step by step blog, so I thought I’d share a quick one on illustrating this Red deer stag Cervus elaphus. Reference I took a decent photo of a young Red deer stag a long time ago, and based the illustration on this.  The advantage of using […] Read more
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    Samon Salmo salar hen fish showing silvery irridescence
    Salmon hen natural history illustration by Lizzie Harper
    Common lizard Lacerta vivipara in field with grasses buttercup and orchids
    Common lizard in field natural history illustration by Lizzie Harper

    Lizzie Harper